• Local High School Junior Wins Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School Junior Olivia Ruiz won first place in the Western New York Regional Poetry Out Loud competition, pointing her finger at the judges and asking “Which U.S. slang do you speak?” The win in Brockport lands Ruiz a spot in the state finals in New York City ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • JHS Offers Student Talent Show Wednesday To Help Fund Class Trip
    JAMESTOWN – Students at Jamestown High School will hold a student talent show at 7 p.m.. Wednesday in the school auditorium to help fund a class trip. Admission is $2 and the funds will help pay for the Justice For All Class to visit Washington, D.C. The on-stage student talent will ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-13
  • DOT Nixes Chautauqua County Airport, Boutique Air Plan To Re-Establish Air Service
    JAMESTOWN – The U.S. Department of Transportation has denied the joint proposal by Boutique Air and Chautauqua County to re-establish commercial air service between Jamestown and Pittsburgh. In justification of the decision, the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs cited the underwhelming performance record of commercial air carriers ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Oil Derrick Fire Extinguished, 150 Gallons Of Oil Spilled
    ALLEGANY – Seven fire departments worked quickly to extinguish an oil derrick fire that was reported about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday along Flatstone and Chipmunk roads in the Town of Allegany. The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services reported that the fire was out by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.Officials estimate 150 gallons of oil ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Driver Injured As Car Slams Into A House On Panama-Stedman Road
    NORTH HARMONY – A driver was injured and charged when the car they were driving left the roadway and slammed into a residence near the intersection of the Panama-Stedman Road and Baker Road at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said Madison Styers, 20 , of Clymer, was ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • First Defense: Sleet To Rain This Afternoon, Back To Snow For Wednesday
    JAMESTOWN – As we’ve been advising, sleet and freezing rain have been the story this morning across the Southern Tier. The National Weather Service maintains the Winter Weather Advisory for all of Western New York until 10 PM this evening. Sleet continues in areas off to the east ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • City Man Charged With Violation Of Protection Order
    JAMESTOWN – A city man was remanded to the Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment after Jamestown Police arrested him during a traffic stop. Jamestown police stopped a car on Hazzard Street near Prather Avenue at 4:19 a.m. Tuesday after police noticed a flat passenger-side rear tire. Michael J. Pollaro, 33, ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Rain, Ice And Snow Falls On Region, Officals Remind Drivers To Take Caution
    WESTERN NEW YORK – The return of winter weather after a very brief hiatus has officials warning drivers to take caution on area roadways. Chautauqua County Director of Public Facilities Brad Bentley told WNYNewsNow Tuesday morning his crews were out early preparing to deal with freezing rain. “We have the snow, sleet, ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Trio Charged In Connection With 2017 Drug Death Involving Synthetic Marijuana
    WARREN – Three Warren County people have been charged in connection with a 2017 drug fatality involving synthetic marijuana, according to court documents obtained by WNYNewsNow. Cody A. Streit, 27, of 36 Griff Hill Rd., Clarendon, Pa., Douglas A. Harkins, 44, of 205 Sanity Ln., Sugar Grove, and Michael J. ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Local Entrepreneur Goes Viral By Doing What He Loves
    JAMESTOWN – A local entrepreneur is gaining a lot of attention online by doing what he loves, playing video games. Will Loveless, known by his screen name ReUp, said years ago he was on YouTube watching others play video games and making a living off it; Loveless figured if ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Chautauqua County DA Says Proposals Would Negatively Impact Witnesses, Victims And Community
    MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s chief prosecutor said he believes that witnesses, victims, and others will be negatively affected by a series of proposals that are being discussed in Albany. During a one-on-one sit-down interview Friday with WNYNewsNow, District Attorney Patrick Swanson explained that the New York State District Attorney Association’s ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Oil Derrick Fire Keeps Cattaraugus County Crews Busy
    ALLEGANY – Cattaraugus County fire crews were called to Flatstone Road near Chipmunk Road just past 5:30 a.m., Tuesday in response to an oil derrick fire. The Department of Environmental Conservation and the county Hazardous Materials Team were also called to the scene. No injuries were reported and no other information is available. ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Schumer Targets China In Fentanyl Epidemic, Proposes Sanctions
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a bill that would take on China for trafficking illicit fentanyl into America. The bill, which is the first-ever fentanyl sanctions bill, would give law enforcement and intelligence community more tools to combat the opioid epidemic, empower the President to call-out foreign traffickers and use ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Ron Hall Announces Candidacy For Legislative District 1
    DUNKIRK – It’s beginning to look a lot like campaign season and Ron Hall, a former Dunkirk City Councilman and School Board member is running for the District 1 seat of the Chautauqua County Legislature. Hall announced his candidacy in a released statement Monday. “I believe there are some very ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Maniscalco, Mulaney To Headline 2019 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
    JAMESTOWN – Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney will headline the 2019 National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Aug. 7 through Aug. 11. Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney are acclaimed comedians. Maniscalco broke several comedy box office records the past year, and Mulaney was named “one of the best stand-up comics alive” by Entertainment Weekly. ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Biden Leads National Polls For 2020 Election, Gillibrand Near Last
    WASHINGTON – Although it is very early in the 2020 election process, Real Clear Politics is reporting that the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination is former Vice President Joe Biden. In a wide open field that continues to grow, Biden garners 30.5 percent, with former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-12
  • Cuomo To Visit Trump, Taxes At Heart Of Discussion
    WASHINGTON – After much verbal sparring and political attacks, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to visit with President Donald Trump to discuss the impact of changes in state tax deduction laws. Cuomo has been concerned about declines in the state’s largest revenue stream, personal income tax receipts. Estimated ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Murder Trial For Mayville Man Scheduled To Start In May
    MAYVILLE – The murder trial for Mayville man Rance “Randy” Freeman, Jr. is scheduled to start May 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Chautauqua County Court. A court clerk told WNYNewsNow on Monday afternoon that a Huntley Hearing is also scheduled for Freeman on Apr. 11 at 9:30 a.m in Chautauqua County ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • First Defense: Messy Winter Weather Arrives For Tuesday
    JAMESTOWN – A impactful winter storm is on its way to Western New York with a little bit of everything in the mix, creating a very messy and sloppy commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Western New York, going into ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Browns Add Ex-Chief Kareem Hunt
    CLEVELAND – Kareem Hunt, who was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs in November, has been signed by the Cleveland Browns.  Hunt, who was a third-round pick by the Chiefs in the 2017 draft out of Toledo University, was cut by the Chiefs in November after a video surfaced of ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Swanson: Overton, K9 Mitchell Examples Of Why Animal Abuse Laws Should Be More Severe
    MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson said the animal abuse case against Jamestown man Robert Overton, Jr. is just one example of why the animal abuse laws should be amended. “Quite frankly, coming off the heels of the Overton case, with the dog killing that we had ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Couple Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges After Dog Found Frozen To Camper Floor
    RICHBURG – A Richburg couple is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after being arrested by New York State Troopers Friday. James L. Graham, 49, and Helen R. Graham, 50, both of Richburg, were charged with failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded animal, and failure to provide appropriate shelter for ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Grand Jury Indicts Man For Attempted Murder In January Drive-By Shooting
    MAYVILLE – A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has indicted a man on murder charges following a drive-by shooting Jan. 30 at North Main and West Ninth streets, according to Jamestown Police. Rasul N. Bonds, 30, no address listed, was indicted by the grand jury on three counts of attempted murder ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Dunkirk Man Faces Felony Charges In Connection With 2018 Burglary
    DUNKIRK – A City of Dunkirk man was arrested on Friday  in connection with a Jul. 2018 burglary. Dunkirk Police said the burglary happened on Jul. 30 in the city’s First Ward. After a lengthy investigation, police said an arrest warrant for issued in August for Bryan Romos, 25. Romos is ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Poll Shows Cuomo’s Approval Rating Dropping To Lowest During His Tenure
    LOUDENVILLE – Despite an easy reelection, a rash of new bills signed into law and national attention, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability and job performance approval ratings have slipped to the lowest ever recorded for the Governor. According to a just released Siena College Poll, Cuomo’s favorability rating fell from 51 percent ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Town Of Carroll Police Charge Frewsburg Man With Cocaine Possession
    FREWSBURG – A routine traffic stop for an alleged headlight violation led to Town Of Carroll Police arresting a Frewsburg man for possession of cocaine. Robbie M. Stearns, 23, was stopped at 11:27 p.m. Friday on Ivory Road near Wahlgren Road for allegedly having only one operational headlight. Police said ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Otto Man Arrested On Menacing Warrant
    OTTO – Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an Otto man on a menacing bench warrant out of Tonawanda at about 8 a.m. Friday at his residence on North Otto Road. Deputies said Darin L. Bates, 20, of 9804 North Otto Rd., was arrested remanded to the City of Tonawanda Police Department ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • 17-Year-Old Female Charged In Domestic Dispute Sunday Afternoon
    JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police arrested a 17-year-old female after she allegedly punched and broke a window during an argument at about 4:20 p.m Sunday at 221 E. 8th St. Police responded to an in-progress domestic incident. Investigation revealed that during a verbal dispute the minor allegedly punched the window. She ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-11
  • Cuomo Blasts Opposition To Amazon Deal As The Company Considers Backing Out
    NEW YORK CITY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is upset that Amazon is reportedly considering not coming to New York City, and he’s blaming political and neighborhood opposition. CNN and the Washington Post are reporting that Amazon is reconsidering plans to create a new facility Long Island City neighborhood ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-10
  • Four Rebels Players, And Head Coach Heading To Prospects Tournament
    JAMESTOWN – Augustine Moore, Sam Anzai, Nick Stuckless, and Ryan Keane, all hockey players for the Jamestown Rebels, will be part of the East Division hockey team for the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Rebels head coach Joe Coombs will be the East team’s assistant ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-10

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